Wednesday, September 18, 2019


The weather is stormy--we had bands of heavy rains yesterday. I'm stormy--I don't want to go back to work (please let the next three years go by fast).

Stuff I made
One sock is done. This is for Tim. (ETA: Socks on a Plane.)

I made another little box ornament yesterday. These are impossible to hold together.

It looks huge, but it is only about four inches across.

I've also been playing around with some layered paper things.

It's an octopus.

I re-read "The House among the Trees" by Julia Glass. I recalled really liking it two years ago and I really liked it again. This is one of my top ten books, I think!

To answer a few questions that came up in the blog comments:

-Jessie is doing pretty well, although I think she'll be happy back in Eugene where she can be a bit more free-range. She seems to have stopped throwing up so much, so that's a benefit. Her weight seems stable too.

-Our neighbors out here are a mix of 'full time' and 'part time'. The ones we hung out with last Saturday are all full time (although both households go back and forth to Portland, a lot). I would say the neighborhood as a whole is about half full time, half part time, with a small number of vacation rentals (that no one is happy about).

-Now that I know about seal/sea lion ears, I will be able to report back the next time we see them.

This is my last post from the beach for a few weeks.  Ah well.


Vera said...

Very cool octopus!!! What pattern is the sock? I had completely forgotten about Julia Glass...need to look at her books on overdrive. Thanks!

KSD said...

I'm sad for you. Maybe some beach vibes will survive the trip to Eugene.

Kim in Oregon said...

Vera it is Socks on a Plane--I added the link to the free pattern on rav.

DelightedHands said...

Great job on the sock; the paper projects are so pretty!

rosy said...

Love the little paper ornaments!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Your paper creations are awesome! I absolutely love the octopus!